The 2013 ARRB-Monash Prize in Postgraduate Transport Research was presented at a high profile function at the State Library of Victoria Theatrette in Melbourne in late August. The ARRB-Monash Prize is awarded to the student aims to collaborate with the roads industry to turn knowledge into practice. The ARRB-Monash Transport Prize was developed to promote excellence in postgraduate research in transport and to encourage transport research as a career for young professionals. In this context, transport research relates to the movement of people or freight and can consider technology, infrastructure, travel behaviour, plans or policies as well as associated economic, social or environmental impacts.
The award was presented in conjunction with the Bus Operator Best Performance Awards, VicRoads Prize, William Young Alumnus Award and the annual Ogden Transport Lecture.
Prize Winner 2013
The ARRB-Monash $3000 prize for 2013 was awarded to Mr Charitha Dias. Charitha is currently enrolled in the PhD program at Institute of Transport Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University. Charitha’s area of research is on pedestrian crowd modelling.
(from right) Sponsor: ARRB Group, Managing Director Gerard Waldron and Prize Winner: Charitha Dias